Treat your favorite four-legged fur baby to these easy and delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes!
Today is this sweet boy’s birthday!
Every year, we do something special for Watson’s birthday, whether it’s baking homemade dog biscuits or taking him to the dog bakery to pick out his own birthday cake. Since I have a tiny sous chef these days, we chose to bake some homemade “pupcakes” for our favorite furry boy this year. Not only did Watson devour them, it was a fun little toddler activity too!
Do yourself a favor and either buy the shredded carrots in a bag, or at least shred full-size carrots (not baby carrots!). Save your fingers. Doh!
Okay, so you basically just mix the wet and dry ingredients separately, then combine them. So easy, even a 3-year-old can do it (I did the carrot-shredding part. No toddler fingers were harmed in the making of this baking extravaganza)!
After you’re done mixing everything together, don’t forget to let your pup lick the spoon!
Then just fill each lined cupcake tin about 2/3 full:
Pop ’em in a 350º F oven for about 15-20 minutes. Here’s what they looked like after baking for 18 minutes:
Then you can opt to frost them (your pup will thank me) or not (your pup probably won’t know the difference). I just spooned some creamy peanut butter into a piping bag fitted with a 2D Wilton icing tip and voila:
Looks good enough to eat! I took a little nibble and they’re not bad, just not as sweet as a regular people-food cupcake. Now witness some real willpower:
Also, be sure to remove the paper liner before giving the cupcake to your pup. I’m speaking from experience here. That thing will disappear faster than you can say, “Wait, Watson! Don’t eat the paper!” Gulp. Gone. Oops. Welp, it’s safe to say he loved it!
What a sweet boy. Happy birthday, Watson! We love this guy more than words can say.Print
Treat your favorite four-legged fur baby with these yummy Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes “pupcakes”
- 1 large egg
- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup carrots, shredded
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup 1-minute oats
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- creamy peanut butter, for frosting
- Preheat the oven to 350º F and line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
- Combine the egg, banana, carrots, peanut butter, oil, honey, and vanilla in a large bowl.
- Mix the flour, baking soda, and oats in another large bowl.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients together.
- Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Frost with creamy peanut butter (optional).
Like this post? Here’s another homemade dog treat recipe that was a hit: